Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York
 
About Us - Mission Statement

The mission of the Charter School of Educational Excellence (“CSEE”) is to produce students who meet or exceed all New York State learning standards.  CSEE will do this by creating a challenging learning environment with high expectations for every child with an emphasis on the basic subject areas of English-language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.  The school will employ standards based and research proven curriculum, implement best educational practices, use a variety of assessments to measure on-going student progress in skills and content learning, and support teachers with professional development activities that are aligned to the instructional program.  CSEE’s emphasis on basic subjects will give students a strong academic foundation that will allow them to become critical thinkers and life-long learners.  The school will also expose students to a diverse curriculum that promotes appreciation of art, music, and cultural awareness.  The Charter School of Educational Excellence will provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students and foster a strong partnership with families and the community.

Philosophy

The fundamental belief at the Charter School of Educational Excellence is that ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN.  All children have the right to attend schools in which they can progress and learn.  They shall have a real opportunity to learn equally rigorous content.  We hold our school accountable to the same standards as those of the highest performing schools in our state.

The Charter School of Educational Excellence encourages teachers to engage in “Performance-based” instruction, so that our students learn both the basics and the higher-level skills they will need after graduation.  Performance-based classes are more difficult to design and teach than the lecture approach, but they help children learn better and become excited about learning.  Children learn by doing.  Students are required to prove, through their projects and presentations, that they have mastered knowledge and skills in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.

Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York
What's Happening this Month

May 1, 2015
5G Bake Sale: All funds collected go towards end of the year field trips.

May 5, 2015
GK Nature of Things: An environmental outreach program scheduled to visit the kindergarten classes and conduct live animal presentations.

May 8, 2015
School Closed for Students

May 10, 2015
Mother’s Day

May 11-14, 2015
2G Fundraiser: Guess How Many Lollipops-$1.00 for 1 guess or $5.00 for 7 guesses. All funds will go towards 2nd grade end of the year activities.

May 13, 2015
K-8 Career Day: Students will engage in workshops lead by various professionals throughout our community.

May 14, 2015
B.O.T. Meeting: 6:00

5G Field Trip to the Museum of Math $20.00 per person

May 15, 2015
Dress Down Day (K-8) $2.00 per person: All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations.

1G Field Trip to Stepping Stones Museum $10.00 per person

May 19, 2015
½ Day—12:00 Dismissal for all students. Teachers engage in a professional development session.

May 25, 2015
Memorial Day—School is closed

May 27, 2015
2G-8G Field Trip to Madison Square Garden

May 29, 2015
K-4G: March of Dimes Charity Community Walk